Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Myths - Mommy Fitness

The pregnancy belly will disappear after the baby is born.

Many wish if it was true! For some it does disappear quickly, but remember those are the lucky one with strong genetics. In time the swelling of the abdomen decreases and your body returns to a normal state. Once the uterus is back to it’s normal size, the rest of the pooch is essentially added weight gain, droopy skin and sagging muscles. A proper program will zap the tummy back into shape.

The abs will never be flat again.

Everyone can tighten the muscles back up. It takes work and proper exercise selection, once you follow the program the muscles will respond and get very close to their pre-pregnancy size. If you work hard maybe even better!

Nursing moms should not workout.

Crap! All moms should unless the doctor gives a good reason not to. Important part is they have to make sure they drink enough fluids to support milk production. Moderate physical activity is recommended. Make sure you stretch your chest and strengthen the upper back muscle.

One a note, drink 10oz (300ml) of fluid (non-carbonated and non-caffeine) for every ½ hour you train! And proper support is vital, all nursing moms need a to be fitted for a sports bra.

It is not possible to like your body better after pregnancy.

Everything you do prior, during and post pregnancy has an effect on how you feel about your body now. You can lean to love it. When you treat it right through diet and exercise it will love you back and the results will be amazing.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

10 Tips for Ladies

1 – GOALS – Be realistic here! Don’t look for the Mr. Great Personal Trainer who will just trim you over night, set realistic goals based on your body fat percentages.

2 – GET A WORKOUT PARTNER – Find someone who has similar plans! When joining an exercise class it’s also a social event. It’s always fun to have a buddy while you hit the MegaDanz classes or Radical Power classes.

3 – CONSIDER MORNINGS – You will feel energized rest of the day!!

4 – STICK WITH THE ROUTINE – Schedule your time for exercise with your favorite class, classes are found to be motivating and encouraging. Stick with the routine or class to get the results you want.

5 – MAKE DINNER SIMPLE – Make it as simple as you can, think of things you could prepare beforehand and freeze. This can remove dinner preparations from the list and will you give some time to walk outdoors.

6 – GET THE KIDS INVOLVED – That is why we have RADKIDZ, your kids will love to play, dance and have fun while you breath in the OXIGENO classes. Another healthy way to spend time with kids is here now.

7 – REWARDING – Most of the time I find my clients rewarding themselves with food, I suggest finding alternatives to reward yourself … why not a new dress? A Spa treatment?

8 – FIND MOTIVATION – Finding something to look forward will keep you on track. Think forward if you do not feel like exercising do something that will motivate you, scheduling a special date and buying the outfit you want to wear for the special event can be a motivation. Hang the outfit where you could see it every day will give you motivation to hit the gym.

9 – DON’T BE HARD ON YOURSELF – Keep going is the policy! Along the road you will miss a day, don’t take hit hard. Your fun and energetic classes will get you on track when you are back.

10 – PRIORITY – This is the most important tip, reminders, alarms and everything set to remind yourself about the best investment you could do. Invest in yourself.